Edited: April 26, 2023, 6:02 PM · Two Performances:

The Basie Center for the Arts’
Monmouth Conservatory of Music
65 Chestnut Street, Red Bank NJ
Sunday, May 7th, 2023 at 11 AM

Music and Arts
100 Route 9, Suite 2
Galleria z shopping center, Manalapan NJ
Saturday, May 13th at 6 PM


Corelli La Folia
Brahms Sonata no. 2
Fiocco Allegro
Albinoni Adagio
Svendsen Romance
Klayman TWINKLEIANA - virtuoso variations on Twinkle, Twinkle

Free admission

Replies (11)

April 26, 2023, 3:25 PM · I'd love to attend, but its a long drive from Tarpon Springs, FL. I wish you much success in your upcoming performances!
April 26, 2023, 6:01 PM · Thanks!
April 26, 2023, 6:07 PM · Wish you the best!
April 27, 2023, 6:54 AM · Thank you!
April 27, 2023, 8:07 PM · Wish I could be there - how about a live stream? Or a repeat in Toronto!

Go well Raphael :) Fun program...

April 29, 2023, 7:09 PM · Thanks Elise!

Maybe I should say something about the program: My La Folia is, in a sense, a debut as it is my own synthesis of my favorite variations from the Leonard and Kreisler versions.

My Twinkleiana had two inspirations - Mozart’s own variations on Twinkle and Milstein’s Paganiniana. In each variation I take the basic outline of Twinkle and merge it with the contours of another piece - mostly by Paganini. It’s quite a workout! Just because I wrote it doesn’t mean that it’s easy for me!

I suppose it is not really a spoiler alert here to mention the encore: Gluck’s Melodie from Orpheus.

If anyone would like a copy of the flyer/program, write to me at and I will be glad to send you a pdf. I don’t know how to put it up here.

April 29, 2023, 10:16 PM · Mr. Klayman, I saw you perform a few years ago down in Red Bank. Unfortunately I'm booked for both of these performances, which is a shame because the program sounds great! Hopefully the scheduling will work out for your next recital. Break a leg!

April 30, 2023, 7:17 PM · Actually that must have been in Asbury Park as I haven’t performed as a soloist in Red Bank before this season - but now will be my third time this season. But thanks for coming previously!
May 2, 2023, 8:56 AM · That sounds like a great program. Pieces that are not necessarily "virtuoso" material but you don't often hear them played really well, by a really professional recitalist.

I'm preparing the Svendsen Romance for an upcoming recital, too. And in the fall I'm going to try to perform it with our community orchestra.

Edited: May 5, 2023, 6:46 AM · Good luck with your own Svendson performance, Paul!
I don’t consider that easy, nor anything else on my program. As you suggest, it’s the level that one tries to get something to.

But my own Twinkleiana is overtly virtuosic. It is akin to Milstein’s Paganiniana. Each variation ties some of the harmonies and contours of Twinkle with that of a different piece - most often a Paganini caprice. Different variations feature different techniques such as double harmonics, staccato and left hand pizzicato.

Anyway I will soon do my best to share some music with some nice people in the audience.

May 5, 2023, 9:04 AM · I just heard Wayne Lee perform the Tchaikovsky Valse-Scherzo in small venue. That's a great piece and Lee is an outstanding violinist.

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